Brian Brox hoping tone in new Congress will change and there will be a greater willingness to compromise
The 113th Congress convened Thursday, and new members were sworn in.
But with the GOP still in control of the House and the Democrats still holding the majority in the Senate, does the new Congress really represent a new beginning, and is anything likely to change as new members are seated?
Tulane Political Science Professor Brian Brox tells 99.5FM there's potential for change in the new Congress, and he's hoping the tone will change and there will be a greater willingness on both sides of the aisle to compromise.
"Hopefully the results of the last election will show that Americans voted for divided government but Americans voted for a government that hopefully will work together to come to a compromise and take good ideas from both sides," Brox said.
John Boehner was re-elected House Speaker but by fewer votes than before. Brox says it would have been a significant blow to the Republican Conference in the House if Boehner had not won a second term.